Always a good time when Year 7 students visit the University of Sydney

6 September 2012

Compass once again welcomed Year 7 students from our partner high schools onto the University of Sydney. Over three days in Term 3, students from Kogarah, Condell Park and Marrickville High Schools were introduced to higher education options, while also getting a feel for the University environment.

Highlights included visits to the University's Macleay Museum, where students explored the intriguing permanent displays of insects, animals, birds, reptiles, scientific instruments, art and skeletons, and tours of campus led by the popular University Student Ambassadors. Students were clearly amazed by the range of sights/sites on campus!

The visits concluded with a hands-on experience. The Kogarah and Marrickville High School students joined professional fencing instructor Angelo Santangelo from Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness to learn the basic techniques of dueling, while Gabriel Watts from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) led students from Condell Park High School back in time to explore how European societies thought, felt and functioned during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

By the end of their visits, students were not only more familiar and comfortable with a university environment, but were now thinking about higher education as an option for themselves. As the students continue through high school, they will have the chance to participate in further Compass activities and learn more about the possibilities of higher education.

For photos of Kogarah HS, Condell Park HS and Marrickville HS, please see our photo gallery.

Compass gratefully acknowledges its University partners for their collaboration:

  • Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness
  • Macleay Museum
  • University Venues
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800)
  • Student Recruitment Unit